Culture & Anarchy

Britain Still Needs The BBC

Despite everything, the BBC is still one of our great cultural forces

Buildings At The Heart Of England

Nikolaus Pevsner is the perfect guide on a journey through the architectural jewels of Suffolk

The Light And The Dark

Sir Malcolm Arnold's oeuvre, too often dismissed as "light" music, deserves rehabilitation

Which Party Is Best For The Arts?

Arts issues are crucial, but do the main parties have anything of substance to say about them?

An English Enthusiast

Reflections on the passing of beloved music critic Michael Kennedy

Bad Manors

A pivotal moment in British movie history — and Bob Hoskins’s greatest performance

A Raspberry for Emetic Music

It is time to make a stand against incomprehensible modern music

History is Now and England

The hushed-up glories of Huntingdonshire are worthy of praise

A Saga with Staying Power

Revisiting the unsurpassed TV glories of The Forsyte Saga

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"